I am use to using the 2 cycle version. Although weighing more it is manageable. The down side is the unit is long. I'm six feet and the unit is as tall as I am. The gas filler nozzle is somewhat dangerous. The cap sits at a 45 degree to the ground and using a funnel, even a small one is awkward as the tube is located in a cramped space. Gas spills are inevitable unless there is an adjustable spout on your gas can. Adding another inch to the length of the filler neck plus bending it upward to be level with the ground would have been a advantage. Shorter individuals may have a problem angling the cutter head to cut around trees, etc. Edging the sidewalk means the cutter head is sitting way out in front of you as you walk.
Underpowered from the start and easily bogs down. Had it less than a year and it broke before I could use it a dozen times. I take it back to the store and they tell me warranty items must be taken somewhere else. The repair shop is an hour drive one way.
The trimmer works great when I can get it started! I love the 4-cycle version but HATE the “Incredi-pulll”starter rope system!!! It worked ok for the first couple of months then started to not engage. Then came winter. Fought and fussed with it the next summer. Just at the 2-year warranty expiration, it totally will not engage. I haven’t even used all the spare line which came with this EXPENSIVE trimmer and now must pay $100+ to get it repaired. I haven’t even mentioned all the oil which leaks around the sight glass. How can I retrofit a regular pull rope pulley? !
It is the best one that I have owned or used. It is great because I don’t have to keep a special oil mix gas can for this. It is strong, and I had to get used to it not revving high RPM. It has low gas consumption. It’s weight distribution is not exactly the best, you will have to use it for a while to get it in a position you like.
Purchased with brush cutter and cultivator attachments. The basic WeedWacker works great until you try to edge vertical. The straight configuration makes it difficult to see where the line is cutting. Maybe with more practice, I'll get better with it.